WOMEN APPEALS FOR MORE CANCER SCREENING CENTRES
Written by Panashe Madzinga on March 8, 2018
Local women have appealed to the government and Ministry of health to improve local cancer screening and treatment services.
Speaking at a public consultation meeting on the Public Health Bill at Runde Rural District Council, some of the women said they are receiving poor cancer screening services at local hospitals.
They added that very few women are being screened per day, and this is risking their health since cervical cancer has become one of the leading cause of death among women.
The Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care and the Thematic Committee on HIV/AIDS is holding public hearings countrywide, on the Public Health Bill, which is set to replace the Public Health Act that was last amended in 1924.